Hardy Bougle 3" - Original


For sale here is an extremely scarce, original Hardy Bougle fly reel in excellent+ condition. 3" diameter. The full-length smooth foot is made from the same alloy as the reel and is attached with 4 screws. It has an ivorine handle, nickel silver rim tension regulator screw with brass bridge. The check dates the reel between 1903 and 1905. The drum locks by means of a left-hand threaded screw. Stamped inside on the frame, spool and winding plate is “1". The bottom pillar is a roller pillar. The length of the reel foot is 2 7/16".

John Shaner of Hardy & Greys Limited inspected this reel and suggested to the prior owner that it was one of the finest old Bouglés he had come across.

Reel comes with the leather case shown, like the old Hardy D block cases, but this one was made recently by Olaf Kundrus.

Please note: Payment is requested by bank check or wire transfer. If you must pay by Paypal or credit card, an extra charge of 3-4% will apply depending on where the rod will be shipped.

Shipping Information
We ship at cost to the buyer and in the majority of cases do so via UPS with full insurance and signature. There are cheaper options but our experience has been that you get what you pay for and that it's not worth taking risks when shipping what are often one-of-a-kind items. Your shipping estimate will be calculated at checkout and if you have any questions please contact us. Please note the buyers are responsible for any applicable import duties or fees that may levied. Due to the importance of packing items carefully please allow up to two weeks for arrival (depending on how busy we are) though we certainly do our best to get items to you as expeditiously as possible.
Other Terms
Unless otherwise noted, all items come with a 3-day inspection period during which they can be returned to us for a full refund (provided that they are in the same condition in which they left our shop). Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. If an item is returned, we will issue a refund within 10 days upon receipt. Refunds will be either administered by providing a check or, when possible, by canceling a credit card purchase.